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Business Spotlight

3C Industries

3C Industries is a proud minority-owned business with decades of experience in the commercial construction industry. Established in 2006, the construction firm has completed a variety of successful projects across Ohio. The company is currently led by Derek Hairston, CEO, who took ownership in 2020. 3C Industries specializes in general contracting and construction management services for every project stage — no matter the size or complexity. They strive to provide excellence service and quality results while building strong relationships with their clients.

In 2022, the company had a record-breaking year in both revenue and profit and expanded its team to over 40 individuals. This accomplishment was followed by achieving the OMSDC certification — opening up new opportunities for 2023 and beyond.

"Growing up in a construction family, I always wanted to build a successful construction management firm. When the opportunity presented itself to take ownership of 3C Industries (formerly 3C Contracting), I was excited by the challenge of building something great together with a team," shared Derek.

He expressed one of the company's greatest challenges had been cash flow.

"Luckily we have an excellent team and have Civista as a partner – so we can overcome challenges," said Derek. "Knowing Civista has our back with any financing needs has been a huge help and support! They have made it possible for us to grow and expand our services, allowing us to take on larger projects."

3C Industries has built a strong network in Columbus and looks forward to continuing to grow in the area. They are excited to see what opportunities the future holds for Columbus, Urbana, and communities throughout Ohio.

For future entrepreneurs who want to learn from Hairston's success, he shared his secret includes, "Build a great team by finding and hiring the best people you can, choose great partners, and focus on excellence at all times – the rest will take care of itself (with continued hard work and focus)."

To learn more about 3C Industries and their services visit their website below or connect with them on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook.

3C Industries